Succinctly Series 2017 Listicle: Your Favorite Data E-Books


The Syncfusion Succinctly series is comprised of over 100 e-books covering a range of topics. Managing data is one of the most important jobs for a developer, and so books related to data are among our most popular downloads. To help readers find the books that have generated the most interest, here is a list of our most popular data-related e-books:

#10. Data Structures Succinctly Part 2

Data Structures Succinctly Part 2 is your concise guide to skip lists, hash tables, heaps, priority queues, AVL trees, and B-trees. As with the first book, you’ll learn how the structures behave, how to interact with them, and their performance limitations. Starting with skip lists and hash tables, and then moving to complex AVL trees and B-trees, author Robert Horvick explains what each structure’s methods and classes are, the algorithms behind them, and what is necessary to keep them valid. The book also features downloadable code samples and vivid diagrams to help you visualize the more abstract concepts, like node height and node rotations.

#9. Postgres Succinctly

Although the number of database systems on the market is constantly climbing, the Postgres database continues to be an under-championed, reliable option for many scenarios. Its open-source nature, cross-platform flexibility, and wide selection of additional tools are just some of the strengths that make this system a go-to for any data management need, enterprise or otherwise. In Postgres Succinctly, author Peter Shaw guides you from installing Postgres, to creating your first database, to using Postgres in a .NET application with ADO .NET and Entity Framework.

#8. MATLAB Succinctly

In MATLAB Succinctly, learn the essential skills needed to use the flexible MATLAB system. You will be able to apply the highly modular system towards the purposes you need by harnessing the power of its different toolboxes.

#7. SQL Server for C# Developers Succinctly

Developers of C# applications with a SQL Server database can learn to connect to a database using classic ADO.NET and look at different methods of developing databases using the Entity Framework. Sander Rossel will take readers through common pitfalls, why databases run slowly, how to troubleshoot performance issues, and how to test and deploy SQL Server databases. The first half of SQL Server for C# Developers Succinctly has a focus on C# and development, while the second half focuses on troubleshooting using the SQL Server tools.

#6. Windows Azure SQL Reporting Succinctly

Windows Azure SQL Reporting provides a flexible platform for managing and viewing reports. Its cloud-based architecture means that its services are instantly scalable for any number of users—adding and removing servers through Windows Azure is significantly simpler than managing on-site servers—and maintenance costs are kept to a minimum. With Windows Azure SQL Reporting Succinctly by Stacia Misner, you’ll learn how to set up a SQL Database server, migrate your existing data to the cloud, design report items, and deploy complete reports to the server. Instruction is also provided for managing user roles and creating reusable report parts.

#5. Data Structures Succinctly Part 1

Data Structures Succinctly Part 1 is your first step to a better understanding of the different types of data structures, how they behave, and how to interact with them. Starting with simple linked lists and arrays, and then moving to more complex structures like binary search trees and sets, author Robert Horvick explains what each structure’s methods and classes are and the algorithms behind them. Horvick goes a step further to detail their operational and resource complexity, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what using a specific data structure entails. The book also features downloadable code samples and vivid diagrams to help you visualize the more abstract structures and algorithms.

#4. SQL on Azure Succinctly

The nature of business today demands that companies have an online presence. In SQL on Azure Succinctly, author Parikshit Savjani shows how companies can use SQL Server on Azure to innovate their online properties without investing heavily in infrastructure. Savjani discusses the reasons behind using SQL on Azure and reviews the scenarios, considerations, and configuration design optimizations that make it a viable option for enterprise.

#3. Neural Networks Using C# Succinctly

Neural networks are an exciting field of software development used to calculate outputs from input data. While the idea seems simple enough, the implications of such networks are staggering—think optical character recognition, speech recognition, and regression analysis. With Neural Networks Using C# Succinctly by James McCaffrey, you’ll learn how to create your own neural network to solve classification problems, or problems where the outcomes can only be one of several values. Learn about encoding and normalizing data, activation functions and how to choose the right one, and ultimately how to train a neural network to find weights and bias values that provide accurate predictions. 

#2. Data Capture and Extraction with C# Succinctly

Capturing and extracting information is one of the most important tasks a developer can perform, and making this task more engaging without relying entirely on specialized tools is an efficient way to improve productivity. In Data Capture and Extraction with C# Succinctly, author Ed Freitas guides readers towards getting more out of C# in minimal time.

#1. Entity Framework Code First Succinctly

Follow author Ricardo Peres as he introduces the newest development mode for Entity Framework, Code First. With Entity Framework Code First Succinctly, you will learn the ins and outs of developing code by hand in Code First. With this knowledge, you will be able to have finer control over your output than ever before.

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comments!

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